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the Cost of Employment and Job Placement Services

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$ 30
Nov 2007
Phoenix, AZ
applied math
One month's access to local job listings  more... close row
$ 100
Mar 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Booking agent takes a cut  more... close row
$ 150
Jan 2008
Portsmouth, NH
Career aptitude tests analyzed  more... close row
$ 35
Mar 2007
Lake Worth, FL
Bogus placement agency  more... close row
$ 0
Apr 2008
New York, New York
Temporary employment agency very convenient  more... close row
$ 0
Jun 2006
La Crosse, WI
Office work
Temp jobs can move you up  more... close row
$ 100
Aug 2006
Fort Wayne, Indiana
radio broadcaster
So called headhunter pulled jobs from newspaper  more... close row

Description of service

My husband was looking for a job in his field and having difficulty finding one. He decided to attempt to use a headhunter services that was supposed to match his job capabilities with available positions.

Review of Service

This was a complete waste of money. He got only two job leads, and these were also posted in the newspaper. He did end up finding another job, but got the lead, followed through, and was awarded the position entirely on his own. This service cost $100, and did absolutely nothing for him other than letting him search a list of available jobs and send his resume to them. He could have mailed the resumes himself and saved the money.


1. Unless you are certain that the company is worth the effort, don't waste your money. Many times, you can do the same work yourself and avoid the additional cost. After all, there aren't too many people out looking for work who have an extra hundred dollars to throw around on something that isn't going to benefit them.

2. Save the money for a celebration party once you have the new job; these services are too often worthless, and unless you have a really tough time finding a job, I would highly recommend against using them.

$ 30
Jan 2008
Athens ohio
Cs manager
Resume building and listing site  more... close row
$ 30
Jan 2008
Bronx, New York
Field Supervisor
Free resume consultation and good job placement  more... close row
$ 20
Mar 2008
Lewisburg, WV
Work from home
Work at home scam  more... close row
$ 0
Oct 2010
City, State
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$ 0
Oct 2006
Mt Laurel, NJ
customer service
Job placement from temp agency  more... close row
$ 10
Sep 2007
Ft. Washington, MD
Employment service paid for a drug test  more... close row